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Daily reading

Oxford Owl                                          KS1/KS2                                       

Read books. Free Oxford Owl eBooks.  Also, advice and support for parents, educational activities and games. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Epic                                                     KS1/KS2                                                


Read a book. Full of free ebooks for all levels on a range of topics. Digital library for children 12 and under. Instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes and more.

Reading and writing activities

Authorfy                                                                EYFS/KS1/KS2


Author videos, online masterclasses, chapter readings, writing challenges, book extracts and cross-curricular schemes of work to use in the classroom or home. Sign up for a free account.


10 Minute Challenge: creativity and fun every day with the 10 Minutes Challenges. Set by bestselling authors and illustrators. Updated every day. Including Cressida Cowell, Abi Elphinstone, MG Leonard, David Baddiel and more authors and illustrators.


Downloadable activity packs, including The Wizards of Once, Nevermoor, Mr Penguin, Giraffes Can’t Dance, Claude, the King Who banned the Dark, A Pinch of Magic, Fing and many more.


In the Reading Corner


Useful for teachers, parents and older children  to listen to.  Mix of younger and older books. Excellent free podcasts from the team at Just Imagine, including interviews with authors and illustrators. Available to subscribe from iTunes and Pocket Casts.

Authors include: David McKee, James Mayhew, Rob Biddulph, Anthony Browne, Benji Davies, Philip Reeve, Elizabeth Laird, Cerrie Burnell, Vashti Hardy, Abi Elphinstone, Jenny McLachlan, Michael Rosen, Ross Welford, Peter Bunzl, Marcus Sedgwick, Kwame Alexander, Piers Torday, James Sellick, Sally Gardner, Zanib Mian, Rebecca Stevens, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, AF Harrold, Geraldine McCaughrean and many, many more.

Topics include: Early Years Reading, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Reading and Well-Being, Diversity, Reading for Pleasure, Reading Picture Books, Readability, Classics in the Classroom, Humour, Excellence in Reading, and more.

Radio Blogging                                                      KS1/KS2


Free daily shows with interactive links to keep everyone busy and engaged. Brought to you by Pie Corbett, Deputy Mitchell, Ian Rockey and Russell Prue. Just listen and blog, it’s live, fun and interactive with new educational tasks each day for you, whether at home or in school. Also downloadable from various app stores and on Spotify.                                                      

Storyshed – Children’s Storytelling Podcast             EYFS / KS1 / KS2


Children's storytelling podcast for kids of all ages. A new and original story each episode. A family friendly podcast which can be used for school assemblies, car journeys, bedtime, anytime!

Daily watch

https://www.parkgatejm.herts.sch.uk/page/3f5d03126abb4c5a8fa1bf09bd4fc6f5/pic/f7500f78212849818e9281fffaa705b8/full_width/check/  BBC    CCbeebies Bedtime Stories                   EYFS/KS1                        


https://www.parkgatejm.herts.sch.uk/page/3f5d03126abb4c5a8fa1bf09bd4fc6f5/pic/f7500f78212849818e9281fffaa705b8/full_width/check/  BBC    CBBC – shows from books                         KS2                        


Watch books turned into TV series, including The Worst Witch, Tracy Beaker, Deadly 60, Hetty Feather, Hank Zipzer, The Demon Headmaster.

Maths - Home learning based on the national curriculum



https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8 BBC Supermovers for Y3 to Y6 children

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1-maths/zhng7nb BBC Teach - videos developed in-line with the National Curriculum

Multiplication Tables - quick-fire games to develop x table recall



https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4 Supermovers times tables collection

Problem Solving

https://nrich.maths.org/9086  Lots of games and interactive activities to develop children's mathematical thinking.

Touch Typing - to develop proficiency in using a keyboard to input numbers. Pracitising touch typing skills will be of particular benefit when practising for the Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check in which pupils will be required to type in an answer. Year 4 pupils have a log-in which they can use at home. 


Mental Maths - develop speed and accuracy in mental calculations


https://nrich.maths.org/6499 - The classic Countdown game. Use the numbers available and the four operations to reach a target.


The websites below will be a useful place to start when considering how to prepare for and plan art activities for your children. 



The links include a range of ideas that you can easily use at home.

  • Paper pottery
  • Salt dough
  • Ice cube/ coffee painting
  • Drawing and sketching prompts

This website shares lots of homemade craft ideas and will be a great place to get some inspiration from.


This website shares different ways the you can easily explore materials at home. It gives some great ideas on how to create some fantastic art whilst exploring a range or techniques.


On YouTube you can watch videos for inspiration and ideas and the Art for Kids Hub shares lots of different ideas each day!


Signing up to this newsletter will mean that you can receive free art lessons and ideas each month. 






Youth Sport Trust : https://www.youthsporttrust.org/

Sport England : https://www.sportengland.org

Think Active: http://www.thinkactive.org/wethinkactive

Change4Life: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

Physical activity guidelines for children and young people: - 60 minutes active

SportsAbility www.topsportsability.co.uk

School Games https://www.yourschoolgames.com/taking-part/our-sports/


BBC Bitesize Learning at Home

KS1    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxnygk7

KS2    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7hs34j

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